Introduction

Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Foundation Trust (Trust) recognises the environmental and health impacts that waste may present. Incorrect waste disposal could lead to pollution, which is detrimental to health and the environment. The Trust aims to ensure that the waste management processes do not pose a risk to patients, visitors, staff, refuse collectors, any other person or the environment. The Trust is committed to waste segregation, minimisation and recycling wherever practicable in line with the waste hierarchy and current waste legislation.

This waste handling policy is written in line with the Controlled Waste Regulations 2012, Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005 the Department of Health Safe Management of Healthcare Waste version:2.0:England and best practice document Health Technical Memorandum (HTM) 07-01

The Chief Executive of the Trust will have the overall responsibility for the implementation of this policy. Waste management within their own wards and department will be the responsibility of the Divisional Manager.

To effectively manage healthcare waste, all those involved in the management of the waste stream should have access to this policy which clearly defines who is responsible for the waste and how it should be managed.

 

Purpose

This policy identifies the wide range of waste produced in the hospitals. This waste will be segregated, sorted, handled, transported and disposed of as safely and efficiently as possible and in accordance with “Safe Management of Healthcare Waste, Version 1”. Directorates and departments must ensure that any local policies/procedures conform to this waste management policy.

 

Policy Details

Download: PDF version
Compiled by: Mark Ball, Assistant Hotel Services Manager
Ratified by: Non Clinical Risk Committee
Date Ratified: November 2019
Date Issued: January 2020
Review Date: April 2021
Target Audience: All staff
Contact name: Mark Ball, Assistant Hotel Services Manager

 

See also:

  • Infection Control Policies
  • Occupational Health Department Policies
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Risk Management Policy
  • Dress Code Policy
  • Standard Precautions Policy
  • Medicines Management Policy
  • Needlestick, Sharps, Human Bites and Contamination Accident Policy Spillage of Blood and Body Fluids Policy
  • Policy for the Management, Use and Disposal of Medical Devices Safe handling and disposal of Sharps Policy